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Aphilas - Instrumentally Ill EP [mia049]


ahh it's that time again, time to put pen to paper and try to give you a folks some idea of what to expect from this ep. in days where experimentation and electronics seem to be the order of the day, we at miasmah thought it was high time to pay homage to our roots and what better way to do it than with aphilas' instrumentally ill ep. my notes tell me here we are presented with 'two finnish producers armed with second-hand vinyl and outdated software', need i say more? here we have the perfect accompaniment to those late night smoking sessions, hit repeat and toke on, this is the bristol sound too long forgotten.

1 - lifelong fiction
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
2 - that's just what it's for
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
3 - collective memory loss
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
4 - remain solid
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
5 - blind matador techniques
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
6 - the dubbed coil of smoke
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
Label / Recorded by

See also MusicBrainz (release group)[MusicBrainz (release group)]; MusicBrainz (release)[MusicBrainz (release)]; MusicBrainz (release)[MusicBrainz (release)]


This EP is also available as 12" vinyl from merck records

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merck web


Reviewer: BenjaminS.T. - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 15, 2012
Subject: Instrumentally Ill EP by Aphilas
I give the Instrumentally Ill EP five stars.
Reviewer: phillycheeseblunt - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 27, 2010
Subject: Lightyears
Crazy to think about how far ahead of it's time this album was. I downloaded this years ago off and have listened on and off for a long time. Just rediscovered today while I was looking through some music, forgot how great this *FREE* album is. I wish there was more from these guys. Thanks!
Reviewer: sebastian seltsam - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 8, 2010
Subject: Thank you very much....
...for this great music!!!!!! :)
Reviewer: GrokSurf - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 6, 2010
Subject: Just a note of thanks
Beautiful sounds, thanks so much for doing this and making it available. I used it for background on a scenic video of an open space area in my neighborhood, with attribution, of course.

Thanks again!
Reviewer: auboutdufil - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 20, 2010
Subject: Eric
Reviewer: KottkeKU - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 30, 2009
Subject: Unique, Enchanted, Epic
I came to this after looking for some fellow Merck (the label this is from) stuff....i have been listening to a lot of Deru lately, as some of his work is on Merck's label...

But this is different, much more ambient if you ask if you can imagine some ambient Merck stuff...

quality, quality music here that anyone from the world would enjoy...some of the finest from the archive...
Reviewer: withoutfield - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 3, 2007
Subject: burner
Reviewer: greenhouse george - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 22, 2006
Subject: better than life
self described as experimental electronics, but so much more. well balanced composition and playful experimenation produces an extremely listenable product
Reviewer: mmdanziger - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 18, 2006
Subject: Great!
I hate do be a bandwagon jumper but this album is great! Great trip hop, chill out sound to it--interesting loops, much more professional sounding than most netlabels releases.
Reviewer: DonkeyShines - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 14, 2006
Subject: Prisoners Of The Planet
Has anyone heard the alphilas full-length "Prisoners Of The Planet"? it's a little more hectic. The mp3s I have actually sometimes seem to be glitched, but i think it's just the quirky timing of the looped drums. It's actually quite a masterpeice, except for the strange inclusion of an aphilas remix of blink 182's adams song, which is pretty much just the original with some ambient sound effects. it's a really great album though. and this EP is incredible.
Reviewer: felaiuki - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 9, 2005
Subject: great start
have to review it after the first song. Great One!
Reviewer: Jon Drews - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 14, 2005
Subject: blows me away
this release had me hooked at the first song. i cant stop swaying and bobbing my head. in fact-- i think im gonna have to stop writing because i cant see the screen well enough-- the music is just moving me too much.
Reviewer: beannie - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 16, 2005
Subject: Whoa!
This is the kind of music that I've been searching for quite some time now and thanks to this great web site that brought these guys to my listening bliss. Great Music!!!
Reviewer: electrocelt - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 6, 2005
Subject: essential netaudio
if you have read the other reviews, you should know that you need to download this ep now! this is absolutely essential netaudio listening. one of my favorite releases ever! great grooves - very unique and original.
Reviewer: *matxu - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 1, 2005
This is the kind of music that i love to listen,
Thanks a lot for sharing this with the rest of the world.
Reviewer: Jeeb - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 25, 2005
Subject: This is fucking unique.
So, as far as every sense in the body is concerned, this album is absolutely amazing. It will most certainly take you on some kind of funky carpet ride, or something of that nature. And, on a lighter note, if you puff on some jeeb before hand, the experience can be elevated to a whole new level.
Reviewer: Ulrik Kold - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 22, 2004
Subject: Let me second the positive words of this release
Wonderful release. This is definitely my favourite album at the moment. I know, I have a substantial part of the more than 3000 downloads of the album :) This album has been streamed to several of my workstations wherever I come.

Keep 'em coming, Aphilas - very nice work, indeed!
Reviewer: Andrew Stuckey - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 18, 2004
Subject: WoO!
What everyone else has been saying is absolutly true!
Reviewer: moeron782 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 18, 2004
Subject: the best things in life are free
download this because I'm sittin here swillin the beam at four in the morning and I've never had a better time
Reviewer: transient - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 9, 2004
Subject: you should be downloading this!
An absolutely SUPERB offering of mixed-up vinyl, chill beat mastery. Some of the finest trip-hop I have ever had the pleasure of listening to.
Reviewer: thebuddhist - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 1, 2004
Subject: Wow... very good.. a nice little journey.
Grab this shizznit now!. Share it with your friends. This is music made by people who make music because they LOVE to make music. It's REAL music. Music with meaning.
Reviewer: purusha - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 16, 2004
Subject: dub coil
amazingly produced and masterfully composed, this is a real masterpiece of the netaudio scene. absolutely to have.
Reviewer: simon c - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 29, 2004
Subject: Amazing downtempo nu-chill EP
I hadn't really checked this out before noticing it was being re-released on real-life label M3rck, so now I do, I discover.. a totally beautiful piece of nu-chill, reminiscent of Bent, Zero 7, and other generally laidback fellows. Highly, highly recommended.
Reviewer: Moritz - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 13, 2003
Subject: Aphilas - Instrumentally Ill EP
Liebhaber verrauchter Downbeats hatten es die letzten Jahre schwer. Die Schwemme der Bizniz-Chill-Outs und Cigar-Absinth-Lounges dieses Welt vergÃÂälten durch den Ansturm auf Kruder & Dorfmeister & Co den Sound ziemlich. Aphilas von Miasmah rettet glÃÂücklicherweise unsere Freude am schmoofen Beat.

Seit einigen Tagen ist leider nicht zu erreichen. Hm, Domain-GebÃÂühr nicht bezahlt? Egal! WofÃÂür gibt es schlieÃÂÃÂlich die Scene-FTP-Spiegel dieser Welt und auch auf liegen die wunderbaren MusikstÃÂücke. Und dann nach dem Download...

...lehnen wir uns gemÃÂütlich zurÃÂück. Denn mit bezwingenden Grooves, schlackernden Beats und knuffig angejazzten Samples begeistern uns sechs unglaublich ausgetÃÂüfftelte Tracks. Selten zufrieden haben wir so nach MC Solaars Album "Qui SÃÂème Le Vent RÃÂécolte Le Tempo" und Mr. Scruffs Jazz-House-Anthem "Get A Move On" gegrinst. Sehr edel.

Was sollen wir hier noch weiter faseln?!? Ein weiterer dicker Beweis, dass Netlabels rocken und nicht nur im IDM ganz gross sind. (Moritz /
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